CPD Partners Confront Corporate Collaboration with Trump's Agenda
After Uber attempted to break a taxi worker strike following Trump’s Executive Order travel ban, CPD affiliates, and other community organizations organized #UberRidesWithHate protests at Uber offices around the country on February 3, demanding that the ride-sharing company stop collaborating with the Trump administration. The protests took place across California including, Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Diego, as well as New Orleans, LA, Seattle, WA and Hoboken, NJ. The protests were met with a swift and direct response, as Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick announced he would step down from Trump’s economic advisory council.
Following the success of the Uber protests, CPD is calling for a continuation of resistance efforts in response to Trump’s divisive and discriminatory policies. On Tuesday, February 14, CPD and its allies including Organize Florida and ACCE, together with a host of national allies, protested against the Disney Corporation at locations across the country. Following the lead of Orlando Disney workers and Orlando community groups, the social justice groups called on Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger to step down from his role as a member of Trump’s economic advisory council. The coalition collected over 390,000 petition signatures, demanding Iger leave the council.
“Disney has the power to take a stand against Trump and support a happy ending for all families. They must follow in Uber’s footsteps and quit the economic advisory council instead of collaborating with Trump and his authoritarian, hateful, anti-immigrant regime,” said Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President and Co-Executive Director for the Center for Popular Democracy.
This is only the first step in what will be a long term fight to protect the health and well-being of all our communities — immigrants, people of color, minimum wage workers, and the LGBT community. Disney is one of more than a dozen other corporations still on Trump’s economic advisory council. CPD aims to hold each and every one of them to account.
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